Sunday, April 17, 2011

The baby of the house

I hesitated posting this, because I don't want people to get the wrong idea. I don't believe in buying "Easter bunnies". Each year, thousands of ill prepared people bring bunnies and chicks home as Easter "toys" for children. All too often these animals suffer and die because the new owners had not realized what ownership of such an animal would entail.

I do not take decisions like this lightly. I have actually been planning to get an English Angora rabbit for the past 3 years. The time finally seemed right to get one, as I had done my research on the ins and outs of Angora care and the Greencastle Fiber Event was coming up. I knew that some of the vendors would be selling them at the event. In the end, I contacted one of the vendors and picked up my rabbit early, so I would have a better selection to choose from and not have to worry about the bunny while shopping at the event.

I present to you, "Stew"


Hopefully in the years ahead, Stew will be a trusty companion as well as a good fiber producer for my spinning. He is a very sweet boy, only 7 weeks old when I got him. So far, his coat is quite short, it will grow much longer as he gets older and will also turn more grey, rather than black. English Angora fur is very prone to tangling and matting, so he will need consistent brushing and de-tangling to keep him healthy and happy. We are up for it :)


I just finished week 5 of the Couch to 5 K program. I use an iPhone app which tells me when to walk and when to run. Technically, I should be finishing week 6, but last week I only got one run in so I repeated the week. Up until this week, the longest continuous run was 5 minutes at a time. Today, I did 20 continuous minutes of running! In my wildest dreams I never thought I could do this. Anyone who knows me will tell you I am NOT a athletic person. I'm not even gonna lie, I'm dang PROUD of myself!


Thanks to Virginia for inspiring me!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's almost midnight...

... and I'm laying in bed trying to go to sleep but I can't stop thinking of my cute little chica slumbering in the next room. She is doing the funniest stuff right now and I'm just so worried I'm going to forget, so I wanted to document them while I was thinking about it.

Corey made the most delicious Rocky Road Ice Cream the other day. Lily came over to my bowl to inspect it. She said "Poop?". I assured her it was not poop, it was chocolate ice cream. I gave her a bite. She looked at me again, quizzically, and said "poopy!". Let's hope she doesn't get them confused the other way around!

Another random tidbit: she loves nail polish. I find this funny because I never paint my fingernails so she didn't learn it from me. She begs for me to paint hers and then she loves showing them to everyone she comes in contact with. Like random old guys at Aldi who walk by our shopping cart.

Monday, April 4, 2011